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Juicy and Delicious 3 Ingredient Papaya Bowl

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Juicy, cooling, and did I mention, delicious? This easy breakfast papaya bowl is the best way to kick-start your day in one of the most delicious ways possible. 

Packed with fiber, healthy fats and protein, it is the ultimate sweet breakfast to make and enjoy when you can get your hands on some fresh papaya. 

Best of all, it’s actually easy to make. You should be able to put it together in under 10 minutes. 

It’s seriously yummy and among my top favorite breakfast recipes, right up there with my strawberry granola bowl.

A papaya bowl on a plate with a pinstripe napkin beneath the plate.

Ingredients For the Breakfast Papaya Bowl Recipe

Papaya: You’ll need a fresh papaya to make the breakfast bowl. I used a whole papaya that I halved. Hawaiian papayas are typically around 1 pound each so I prefer to use those. I have used Mexican papayas that are much larger, but with those I cut a section and then cut into chunks.  

Greek yogurt: I love Greek yogurt with this breakfast because it brings a nice kick of protein and some delicious creaminess into the breakfast bowl. 

Berries: Berries bring some beautiful sweetness and tart flavors into the bowl. I would recommend using any fresh berries that you love and that you can get your hands on. Don’t be afraid to use previously frozen and then thawed berries either.

Granola: Granola is a great way to start your day on a hearty note. You can use homemade granola or if you don’t have granola on hand, using some roughly chopped nuts for that texture will be equally delicious. 

Honey: For some extra sweetness, I went for a light drizzle of honey too. Alternatively, try a bit of maple syrup or brown sugar or if you’re not into added sugar, you can skip this one if you want to. 

Ingredients to make the papaya breakfast bowl. Ripe papaya, granola, honey, greek yogurt and berries.

How to Make This Papaya Bowl

Step #1: Clean the center of the papaya by scooping the black seeds out. These are edible if you didn’t know. They taste reminiscent of pepper and you can actually dry them out and grind them in place of mild pepper.  

Step #2: Add the yogurt to the center. 

Papaya with the center seeds removed and yogurt replaced.

Step #3: Top with some berries.

Half a papaya with fruit and greek yogurt in the center on a white plate.

Step #4: Sprinkle granola or seeds to cover the entire surface. 

The breakfast papaya is sprinkled with granola.

STEP #5: Drizzle honey and serve. 

****EAZYGRUB NOTE: At the bottom of this post you’ll find a fully printable recipe with all the exact amounts and directions to make this recipe perfect every single time.

Tips & Variations  

  • If you want to keep the breakfast grain-free, skip the granola and chop up some roasted or candied nuts and use them instead. 
  • If you’re not too keen on the idea of scooping out the seeds and arranging everything into the papaya, you can chop up the papaya into small chunks and arrange everything in a bowl. 
  • I used unflavored Greek yogurt for this recipe, but you could also use a flavored version if you want to. Just remember to choose a flavor that would work well the tropical flavors of papaya. Also, remember that most flavored yogurts contain more sugar than you may want for breakfast.
  • If you’re using sweetened Greek yogurt, you may want to skip adding the honey. 
  • You could use regular yogurt if you don’t have Greek yogurt. Because regular yogurt contains more moisture, your breakfast bowl may be a bit more watery than if you used Greek yogurt.
  • If you’re using only one half of the papaya and are worried that the other half may go bad, you can wrap it up in some cling wrap and refrigerate it for up to 3 days. 

Serving Ideas

The best way to serve the papaya breakfast bowl is to assemble it fresh. Even if you do want to prep the dish in advance, you can simply scoop the seeds out of the papaya half the night before, cover it up and refrigerate it until you’re ready to put it together. 

A spoonful of papaya, yogurt and berries with granola.

Storage Ideas & Suggestions

I would recommend storing any leftovers in a clean container, refrigerated. 

If you have any leftovers from the assembled papaya bowl, remember that you’ll need to finish them up quickly, within a day or two. If half the papaya with the fruit and granola seems too large of a serving, cut the half into half again, and dress only a 1/4 of the papaya.  

Yield: 1 serving

3 Ingredient Papaya Bowl

3 ingredient papaya bowl square image.

Unique and delicious, I love this papaya bowl for breakfast, a snack or even dessert. It has all the flavor hits - creamy, juicy, sweet, fruity, and hearty!

Prep Time 10 minutes


  • 1 papaya, halved with seeds scooped out
  • 1-2 cups plain greek yogurt
  • 1 cup berries, your favorites
  • ¼ cup granola or toasted seeds & nuts
  • Honey for drizzle


    1. Cut the papaya in half lengthwise. Using a spoon, drag the spoon through the center of the fruit, scooping out the black seeds.
    2. Place the yogurt in the cleaned-out center of each papaya half.
    3. Add the berries on top of the yogurt.
    4. Sprinkle the granola or seeds & nuts over the entire surface.
    5. Drizzle with honey.
    6. Serve and enjoy!


    • I enjoy eating the papaya chilled so I'll keep in the fridge overnight. This step is not essential and might even give better flavor if it's room temperature, but I really like fruit that's chilled so I don't leave out this optional step.
    • Feel free to replace the honey with maple syrup for a different flavor profile.
    • Adding a splash of vanilla to the Greek yogurt would be an excellent flavor element mixed with the fruit.
    • Switch up the berries and use grapes, orange segments, and/or pineapple.
    • If I don't use granola, I'll use nuts/seeds or even a trail mix. I like to chop the trail mix up a bit because sometimes the pieces are too large, but use nuts that are toasted and salted. The salt mixed with the sweet is a divine flavor combination!
    • If you use a larger papaya, cut the large fruit into sections that you'll eat in the moment and then cut the fruit into bite-size pieces. Dress the fruit with the toppings and serve it all in a bowl.

    Nutrition Information



    Serving Size


    Amount Per Serving Calories 780Total Fat 25gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 19gCholesterol 23mgSodium 262mgCarbohydrates 87gFiber 13gSugar 59gProtein 58g

    All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands used, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

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